Program Accountant NGO Job Careers – Amref Health Africa


Job Title:    Program Accountant

Organisation: Amref
Health Africa

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to:
Finance Manager


About US:

Amref Health Africa
is the largest international health development organization based in Africa.
With headquarters in Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia,
Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa and Western Africa
providing services to over 30 countries. Working with and through African
communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close
the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. Amref
Health Africa is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by
increasing sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions
in human resources for health, health service delivery, and investments in
health. Our Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.


Job Summary:  The Program Accountant will provide technical
expertise and support in budgeting, reporting and accountability, risk
management and overall support to the country programme.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Financial Reporting
and Accountability

·       Prepare and share monthly financial reports
with the programme team

·       Maintain an up to date reporting matrix and
ensure that the quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports are submitted to the
donors in a timely manner

·       Participate in periodic program review

Budgeting and Forecasting:

·       Provide technical support and guidance during
preparing the annual budgets

·       Ensure board approved and operational budgets
are uploaded into the system in a timely manner and performing quarterly
revisions on the operational budget as required

·       Review the quarterly and month work plans and
ensure these are approved in a timely manner to aid implementation of

·       Participate in the preparation of donor
proposal budgets

·       Preparation of monthly and quarterly call
downs for consolidation and submission to HQ

·       Provide technical support in revising budgets
as proposed by the programme team

Risk Management

·       Monitor project cash balances on a regular
basis and ensure no project is reporting a cash deficit

·       Monitor staff debtor balances and ensure
these are maintained as current at all times

·       Conduct regular field visits and keep the
finance manager informed of all situations which have the potential to
negatively impact internal controls or financial performance.

·       Support in implementation of internal
controls of the organization as per policies in place.

Staff Capacity

·       Facilitate and provide training, technical
support and guidance to Assistant Accountants in the areas of budget
preparation and monitoring, budget revision, and reporting.

·       Regular review meetings with program staff to
discuss ways of improving performance

·       Orientation of new staff in the finance
processes/guidelines as and when required

Audit Support:

·       Participate in internal, external and project
audits by providing auditors by providing the necessary information as
requested and explanations for any audit queries.

·       Support the finance manager in the follow up
of audit recommendations


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Accounting or Finance option

·       Full CPA, ACCA or other internationally
recognized accounting qualification

·       At least three (3) years of working
experience in the accounting/finance department of an international NGO

·       MUST have experience in budget monitoring and
financial reporting for USAID grants

·       Familiarity with NAVISION accounting system
will be an added advantage

·       Good analytical skills and ability to present
and report findings verbally and in writing


How to Apply:

All candidate should
please send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover
letter addressed to the Human Resources Business Partner, Amref Health Africa
in Uganda

Emails should not
exceed 2MB.


NB: We regret that
only short-listed candidates will be contacted.Amref Health Africa is committed
to the principles of safeguarding at the workplace and does not tolerate any
form of abuse, discrimination or harassment.


Deadline: 24th March 2021


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